I just told my SP that her second package will be delayed, and combined with the third in August. Thankfully she thought it was OK! The postage is killing me!

picture this!

Now you I get to share them, my Canadian goodies! First, a picture of the whole package:


The ball on the right is the absolutely soft alpaca wool! Cuddly!


This is the hemp yarn, my spoiler lives in hippie land, so hemp is apparently not unusual. The picture is rather true to the colors.


And this is the candy cotton. My SP suggested the sock pattern Alhambra from Mason-Dixon Knitting, so that may happen.

Was that a nice package or what?! Thank you SP!

my secret pal is a nice secret pal!

I got my first package yesterday! All the way from Canada! And if I had had a second to think about it, I would´ve taken it with me, and taken pictures... Crap...
But - it was a nice package, containing: two skeins of hemp yarn, blue and green (real pretty together), two balls of multicolored cotton, looking like candy more than anything (they might become socks) and some combed alpaca wool, absolutely soft. My new pet! I am not at all sure that I will ever have the heart to use any of it, it may become part of my core stash, so that I can look at it when I´m fifty, and remember the good old days.
Pictures will come, eventually, I promise!

a day in town

I went to Stockholm the other day, for a pamper-myself-day. I went to the Eastasian museum, but were very disappointed. I went to the Mediterrainean museum too, but only to the giftshop, which was faboulus. I ate yummy lebanese food, shopped some (summer shoes, a new bag, knick-knacks at Muji) and had a nice day in general. Sometimes the best shoppingparter is yourself...  

the package has been opened...

My spoilee has recieved her package, opened it, and decided that she liked everything in it. Phew! I spend a lot of time thinking of perfect gifts, it´s nice to know that they´re appriciated. Also, when you see some of the packages people recieve, you get major inferiority complex, is my gift big enough, good enough? But she liked it!


My secret package has arrived to the USA. Does she like it?

turning Japanese?

I am so totally into Japanese stuff at the moment - Hello Kitty, amigurumi, fruits (Harajuku-street-fashion), manga (some), kawaii... I borrowed a book on learning Japanese yesterday, but my hands didn´t want to write those pesky little figures (and I´ve studied hieroglyphs, I should be able to do it). I really would like to go there for six months or so, to study/work and live there, experience the country in person.  

first package in the mail!


Today I´m buying the last few things (thing) for my SP, and I´m mailing it tonight. I really thought of her, and what she might like, so I hope she does like it.
I´m working on her next package too, that is, I´m printing a bunch of patterns from the internet, to go with the theme of the package.

I´m anxiously awaiting my first package, knowing my mail has a habit of disappearing, it´s always a little bit nervous before I get it. The first SP-round I did, the Nordic, my third package were lost and I nerver recieved it, and that´s really too bad.

trying my best

I got mail the other day (as did many of you who are on the Stitch n´Bitch mail-list) from Debbie Stoller. Another S n´B-book is on the way, and she wants us to contribute. So I´m knitting away at home, trying out ideas I´ve had for some time. I really like the previous books, and it would be absolutely great to be part of the next. One of my ideas involves sculls, that´s all I´m saying...


I´ve just sent my snailmail letter to my SP, with a little extra something something in it. I can never stick to the easy way, I always embellish, be it sewing a bag, och sending something extra in a letter. I thing more is better, and I love spoiling people. According to my family I´m a wiz at gifts, hope my SP will be happy too. Yesterday I made a little gift for her first package, I hope it´s right up her alley.

For my spoiler: I know I mostly blog in Swedish, but pictures and links say a lot about my likes, for example I´m very into amigurumis and Hello Kitty now, which shows.

nothing much...

I´m buying stuff for my sp (she likes pink and girly, just like me!), and I´m waiting patiently for my first package.
I´m not knitting a lot, only occationally on my pink/purple striped socks, mostly I´m sewing. After not having my sewing machine for a while,ít´s really fun again.


I´m putting together my first sp-package, I´ve got most of it figured out, hope she likes it.

I think I lucked out again with my secret pal. My last totally got my hang-up on Japanese stuff, pink and Hello Kitty. This one gets the vegan issue, and spins alpacayarn from happy alpackas! I don´t normally like animal fibers, because wool is such a big part in lamb- and sheep-eating, but alpacas you have met and know is treated good, and don´t breed for eating purposes (I´ve never heard of people eating alpaca), that´s absolutely fine by me.

fun, fun, fun!

Now I´ve got myself a spoiler and a spoilee, and they both sounds wonderful. My spoiler mentioned handspun alpaca (yummy!) and my spoilee likes pink and knits socks, all of which is right up my alley. This is going to be fun!

anxiously waiting...

I haven´t heard from my hostess, nor my SP, but there´s a few days left, so I´ll try to be patience. But I´m all excited to get started, so it´s hard to wait.


1. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
I´m vegan, so I don´t use animal-fibers. But cotton, flax, hemp, bamboo, soysilk, good acrylics, anything thats not from an animal. 

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
Home-made needlecases.

3. How long have you been knitting? Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I learned when I was five or six, knitted a lot in my teens, and obsessivly the last two years. I´m somewhere between intermediate and advanced.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
Yes, there´s a link on my blog.

5. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I like spicy scents and sweet scents, like cinnamon and vanilla. I don´t like lavender and rose.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?
Sometimes. I like chocolate (vegan), but eat pretty much anything, as long as it´s vegan. 

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do? Do you spin?
I crochet (love amigurumi), sew some, do some diy in my home.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I like hiphop and r´n´b (Pharrell Williams!), Björk is always great, then it´s quite mixed, I like a lot of music. No MP3, I´m afraid.

9. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
Pink, black and green. I don´t like blue.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I´m single with two cats, Titus and Lipton.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?
Anything to keep me warm, I live in Sweden, where winters are long and cold.

12. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
Socks. And I´ve started knitting sweaters - fun!

13. What are you knitting right now?
Pink and purple striped socks.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?
Absolutely, as long as they´re made with love.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
Like both. Haven´t tried bamboo, but would like to. Like needles in colour!

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

17. How did you learn to knit?
My mother (or was it my grandmother?) tought me.

18. How old is your oldest UFO?
A year and a half. Can´t find the yarn I need to finish it.

19. What is your favorite holiday?
The month before Christmas.

20. Is there anything that you collect?
Yarn. And knitting books and magazines.

21. Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on? What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
I`d like Rowan magazines, I try to subscribe to Interweave Knits, but never get my magazines, so those I´d like, and maybe Rebecca.

22. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I need to work on my lace skills, and cables, intarsia and fair isle.

23. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?
Yes, and 23 cm.

24. When is your birthday? (mm/dd)
September 14th.

Looking forward to a great round!

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